Augusta University's Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship supports research and scholarly activity by undergraduate students. We provide programming and financial support for faculty-student scholarly collaborations through a wide range of services.
We are a proud member institution of the national Council on Undergraduate Research.
Dr. Quentin Davis
Aria Leathers, Nursing major
Emily Flewellen, Communications major
Dr. Laurence Miller
Dr. Kimberly Gray
Dr. Donna Wear
Dr. Alison Foley
Dr. Harley Eades
Dr. Jaclyn Murray
Dr. Vahe’ Heboyan
Dr. Alan Saul
Dr. Julie Zadinsky
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Hisham Kashif is from Roswell, Georgia and is pursuing a major in Cell and Molecular
Biology. After completing his undergraduate degree in 2022, he hopes to attend the
Medical College of Georgia. His curious nature and appetite for learning drew him
to research while the unique experiences made him stay.
Research may seem like a daunting task at first, but it will be one of the most transformative experiences in your undergraduate career. As for advise, never underestimate the power of cold emails to potential mentors and PI’s. If you have any questions or need advise on how to start out in research, you can reach me at email@example.com.
My major is psychology, and I'm graduating in May 2022. I'm from Lawrenceville, GA and plan on attending medical school after graduating. I wanted to get involved in research with CURS because of the resources they offer, like poster sessions and seminars. A word of advice for those interested in conducting research would be to reach out to a professor and discuss your interest with them! Please reach out through instagram.
My name is Caleb Jensen and I am a Cell and Molecular Biology major from the class of 2021. I am from Woodstock, Georgia, and came to Augusta University to pursue a career in dentistry (hopefully at the Dental College of Georgia). I decided to apply for the CURS research program for the first time last year in hopes of finding a research advisor I could complete my Honors Thesis under. My success through CURS last summer led me back to doing CURS again this summer. My advice to anyone who is interested in research is this: apply to CURS because it gives you an opportunity to connect with research advisors and fellow research students from all around the Summerville and downtown campuses. For students who are serious about getting involved in research, CURS is the best of both worlds because you can build so many connections and you get paid to do research. CURS is a wonderfully run program that (in my case) has proven to be flexible enough to allow time for research and shadowing. There is no doubt in my mind that the CURS program is the most productive way to spend your summer.
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My name is Leslie Duncan and I am a Cell and Molecular Biology major on track to graduate May 2021. I am from Wichita, Kansas but have resided with my family in Savannah, Georgia for the last few years. After graduating from Augusta University with my undergraduate degree I plan to attend Medical School with the ultimate goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. I started research with CURS to find a mentor to work with on my honors thesis. A piece of advice I would like to give other students in research is to not be afraid. It can be very intimidating working with such accomplished and experienced mentors, but I have learned they are there to help. If you have any questions feel free to contact me via email or phone. My email is Leduncan@augusta.edu Welcome to CURS!
Hello! I am a senior psychology major with general minor studies in neurologic and psychiatric health. I should graduate in Fall 2020. After handle some personal matters post-graduation, I'm looking into a program that integrates aspects of health and rehabilitation psychology, medical education and play, and the healing arts within an applied framework of child and adolescent development. Many special interests lie in the clinical neurosciences, so I'll be taking care to find aspects of this in my work. Additionally, I hope to further the investigation of my current research topic and keep a niche here with my connections through AU.
Early in my college career I had small interactions with CURS, but it was the Honors thesis sequence that pushed me into research adventures as a new PI. It was intimidating, but CURS had resources to address the challenges and triumphs at every stage. With their help, I connected with an awesome advisor, endured IRB submission and data collection procedures, and traveled to present at a major conference. Everyone was supportive of my work and I lived to successfully defend my thesis last year.